The future of family planning Prenatal Genetic Counselling & Testing.
Family Planning – Exciting Times
While Family planning is exciting, it is also a sensitive subject. For a couple, right from the decision of starting a family till the birth of their baby and beyond is an emotional journey. The biggest and first priority for most couples is to have a healthy baby.
In the event of anything going wrong with the health of a baby brings about a lot of turmoil emotionally, physically, and monetarily. Adding to these, brutal societal pressure is another major fight. The challenge is not only for the parents but the baby suffering goes through an ordeal while dealing with the physical and mental issues.
India is a vast country where a huge number of children are born every year. As per records around more than 10 lakh babies are born with genetic disorders each year.
Genetic disorders are triggered by changes in the genes or chromosomes of the individual. When there are missing or extra chromosomes, the condition is known as Aneuploidy. Trisomy is a state where there is an extra chromosome. While monosomy is the case of a missing chromosome. Mutations, i.e. change in genes, cause Genetic disorders. Inherited disorders include sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, Tay–Sachs disease, Down syndrome, Inherited Cancers, and many others. To have any of these conditions, both the parents should carry the same gene to have an affected baby.
All of us know, prevention is better than cure. Even though most Genetic Disorders do not have a cure, but we do have a science to prevent this! Yes! We can avoid risking our future. Wondering how? Well, the answer is Genetic Testing.
Genetic Testing involves looking at your DNA and understanding your risk for certain diseases as well as your risk of passing on a disease to your children.
Knowing details about your health from Genetic Testing means that you can determine the risks of you being susceptible to various diseases and ailments.
Needless to say, your genes are not the only ones responsible for everything, other aspects like environment, lifestyle are responsible as well!
Genetic Testing for Family Planning
Carrier testing is a genetic screening test done while you are planning for a family. This process involves screening of your genes to determine if you are carrying genes for certain genetic disorders and your risk of passing them on to your future children.
A Genetic disorder will persist in a person only when they carry two defected genes.
A positive screening test helps you to assess the level of risk you are at while having a baby with genetic disorders.
Diagnostic testing will give you insights into the situation. This will help you understand the risks better. The results help you in taking your future decisions and planning the course of action in terms of your family planning.
The best time
The perfect time to get tested is before getting pregnant or at preconception. If you plan for the testing post-conception, the ideal time would be around 11 and 13 weeks.
It is never too late to opt for Genetic Testing. If you have any concerns, the counsellors will help you find the answers and assist you in understanding the risks. This process will also enable you with better clarity to take further actions.
In case you did not get testing done before, getting tested while you are pregnant helps your caregivers to be more prepared for the upcoming situation.
Genetic Testing is the future of medical treatment. And truGeny is a thorough Genetic Counselling and Testing services platform.
Genetic counsellors from truGeny are certified and will help you in understanding the risk of you passing on a genetic condition to your future child, by understanding your health and family history. They will further guide you whether you require Genetic Testing. Post the testing process, the experts guide you through your report helping you plan your course of action.
Genetic Counselling and Testing will build a stronger and healthier tomorrow. We believe with your support we can help in bringing the change. Let us join hands together. Let us choose to be healthy, be strong.
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